DriveWorks Pro 17: 3D Viewer [send feedback...]

3D Viewer

The DriveWorks 3D Viewer lets you view DriveWorks 3D files (.drive3d) and other 3D file formats in 3D. These file formats can be opened and viewed inside the 3D Viewer and saved out as a DriveWorks 3D file (.drive3d).

For enhanced viewing see the DriveWorks 3D File document.

Click the menu button to access the file actions.


Will open a DriveWorks 3D (.drive3d) or another supported format.

The supported formats are:

  • DriveWorks 3D Files (.drive3d)
  • Stereo Lithography Files (.stl)
  • Object Files (.obj)
  • GL Transmission Format Files (.gltf)
  • GL Transmission Format Files (Binary) (.glb)
  • Inventor Assembly Files (.iam)
  • Inventor Part Files (.ipt)
  • SolidEdge Part Files (.par)
  • SolidEdge Sheet Metal Files (.psm)
  • SolidEdge Assembly Files (.asm)

STL and OBJ files are imported in meters. It is important that any imported STL or OBJ files are saved in meters from the original 3D package.

If the STL and OBJ files are not imported in meters then a Scale value can be applied to the model in a DriveWorks 3D File document to scale the model to the correct size.

Save As

Click to Save As a new DriveWorks 3D file.

Zoom To Fit

This will zoom to fit the model view in the available model view window.

Include configuration names in 3D exports

This setting enables the use of configuration names in exported DriveWorks 3D files from SOLIDWORKS when exported from the DriveWorks 3D Export Add-In.

Checking this setting will use the active Configuration name in the saved DriveWorks 3D file. The Configuration name will be used in Geometry names to ensure that they are unique. This means that the same SOLIDWORKS file can be saved in two separate Configurations and each DriveWorks 3D file will be unique. Each drive3d file will need to have a unique name.

The DriveWorks 3D Geometry name will be saved as SOLIDWORKSFileName-ConfigurationName.


Click to display an isometric view of the model.


Click to display a front view of the model.


Click to display a right side view of the model.


Click to display the back view of the model.


Click to display a left side view of the model.


Click to display the top view of the model.


Click to display the bottom view of the model.

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